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Special report: Shrinking water's hidden footprint

Special report: Shrinking water's hidden footprint | curate steve | Scoop.it

An emerging concept known as the “water footprint” tracks hidden water flows around the world — and the results are bigger than you might think.


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Social Media Marketing with Twitter: Start Here

Social Media Marketing with Twitter: Start Here | curate steve | Scoop.it
If you need to integrate Twitter into your social media marketing but aren't sure where start, watch this video.

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Keepstream - Organize your tweets with curation

Keepstream - Organize your tweets with curation | curate steve | Scoop.it

Curate visual collections of the best web content found on Twitter and other social platforms.

Twitter favorites are a great idea for a feature, but all the tweets just get dumped into the same lame bucket! Make it easier to save and share the best tweets by organizing your Twitter favorites and retweets with Keepstream.
Other interesting links about it:
- Austin, April 12, 2011, launched unofficial SXSW session archive page: http://sxsw.keepstream.com/
- Keepstream tutorial: http://vimeo.com/19706340


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12 Content Curation Platform Must Haves - HiveFire on Content Curation - Content Curation Marketing - DAM Education

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30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use

30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use | curate steve | Scoop.it
As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, information...
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A reference librarian's discovery and curation process. Tools and reviews

I love reference librarians! This one is carefully using a number of discovery tools to support her work. 

 

"I use my account for current awareness and resource promotion. I follow a number of healthcare-related tweeters as well as librarianship-related ones and a few local (Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire) resources."

 

 

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Clip, Collect and Organize the Best Content from The New York Times with Compendium

Clip, Collect and Organize the Best Content from The New York Times with Compendium | curate steve | Scoop.it

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Tom George's curator insight, December 11, 2012 5:58 PM

For those of you that enjoy reading the New York times Compendium allows you to curate and categorize your personal selection of New York Times content.

Fast Moving Targets's curator insight, December 12, 2012 4:18 AM

Mooi gedaan. The New York Times heeft zijn eigen knipseldienst die het eenvoudig maakt foto's quotes en andere inhoud te bundelen. Een persoonlijke knipselkrant, een eigen plakboek, een lokale Pinterest. Zie bijvoorbeeld een verzameling van recensies van restaurants.

SherriLibrarian's curator insight, December 12, 2012 8:31 AM

NY Times version of Pinterest.

Do you need a paid subscription to use?

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How To Choose A Content Curation Tool by David Kelly

How To Choose A Content Curation Tool by David Kelly | curate steve | Scoop.it

Robin Good: LearningSolutionsMag has a good illustrated article by David Kelly on how to select a content curation tool and at the factors you should be initially looking at before making your choice among the many available options.

 

Good advice. 7/10

 

Full article: http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1071/selecting-a-digital-curation-tool

 

 


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Searcheeze Beta - Search Collaboration for Content Curation | Searcheeze.com

Searcheeze Beta - Search Collaboration for Content Curation | Searcheeze.com | curate steve | Scoop.it
Thanks to Searcheeze you can now search as a group on the web.

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Curating Power Lists: How To Make Them Uniquely Valuable | Lee Odden - ClickZ

Curating Power Lists: How To Make Them Uniquely Valuable | Lee Odden - ClickZ | curate steve | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Lee Odden shares some good advice for web publishers interested in utilizing more effective and innovative content "formats" to create more value, and to generate more attention and visibility.

One key curation strategy on this front is the one of creating curated lists of tools, people or resources in a very specific field. It works well because it "calls out" to all those who are active in that area, it alerts those not cited to do something about it and it provides an immediately useful resources for the interested reader.

Here is what he writes about it: "There's something about seeing a sorted collection of useful information that motivates people to read and socially share.

 

Being included in a well-sourced, thoughtfully-written, and well-designed list can evoke a strong emotion in people. Many will feel acknowledged and that feeling will motivate social sharing. Others might feel excluded, but that can also inspire sharing and discussion.


Like them or not, credible, sorted lists and collections of resources are powerful content and social media marketing tools.

 

Unfortunately, many marketers are overusing the same old tactics resulting in aggravating a community, or worse, simply being ignored.

 

To avoid the #fail of being ignored or the ire of temperamental bloggers, here are two tips on what you as an individual or a company can do to tap into the social media power of lists and collections."

 

Some of Lee Odden's best suggestions include: 

a) Think about different formats including text, image, video, audio, or something interactive.

 

b)  What search keywords and social topics represent interests, needs, and goals of the influencers and end customers that you'd like to connect with? Pick a topic and stick to it.

 

c) As you understand your community, what are the unmet needs in information that you could satisfy?

 

d) What unrecognized individuals or companies with powerful networks could be resources for, or included in the list?

 

e) If you're smart about sourcing and making the collection promotable, then don't just do it once. Plan on making the list annually, quarterly, or monthly.

 

Helpful. 7/10.

 

Read the full article: http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2134690/power-lists-collected-resources-social-media-marketing ;


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Music Future Relies On Curators - PBS [Video]

Robin Good: As the number of small labels and independent artists continues to grow at a frantic pace, music curators (of which many are former DJs), play list creators and compilation producers will be the true means by which quality music is discovered, shared and distributed online. 

 

"New PBS Off Book episode explores the evolution of music online and the rising importance of curation and collaboration."

 

A great video doc by PBS.

 

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Robin Good Twitter | Robin Good Trending

Robin Good Twitter | Robin Good Trending | curate steve | Scoop.it
Discover Robin Good (RobinGood) Twitter Trending Topics : Curation, How to, Video, Curate, Collections and more
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Hotel - Restaurant - Activities: Share your review on hotels, restaurants and activities - Travelavenue

Plan your next trip with experts and friends reviews. Get personalized advice on activities, hotels and restaurants.
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How Does a Business Generate Traffic from Social Media?

How Does a Business Generate Traffic from Social Media? | curate steve | Scoop.it
Social media traffic generation advice and tips. Generate traffic from social media from building a following, listening, and engaging with your followers.

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25 Content Marketing Ideas For People Who Don't Like to Write!

25 Content Marketing Ideas For People Who Don't Like to Write! | curate steve | Scoop.it

Content is the heart of communication of all mediums. Inspiration can be found within the most simple parts of your business and life.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a blog post, website content, email marketing, Facebook post or a simple Twitter conversation, you need content.  

Content is the heart of communication of all mediums.

 

When people read your content or have a conversation with you it will likely inspire one of the following emotions and/or actions:

 

1. Inspire them to know you more

2. They put you on the back shelf, thinking they *might* come back to learn more.

 3. You struck no emotion 

4. You turned off the person

 5. You rubbed them wrong, real wrong!  

 

Know Your Audience:

The very first thing you must do when creating content is to know your audience and to set clear objectives.

WHO are you writing for?WHAT are their NEEDS?WHAT are their PAIN points?HOW can YOU HELP them SOLVE their problems and minimize their PAIN points?WHY are you writing for them?WHY should they give a rip about what you have to say and share with them?

What are your Goals and Objectives?

It is important that you have clear business goals and objectives. If you don’t have a plan, strategy, and prioritized tactics that support and align to your business goals then it’s all for nothin’!

 

The purpose of this post is to help you identify sources of content inspiration that will help you better connect and provide value to your audience.

25 Content Marketing Inspiration Sources for People Who Don’t Like to Write!

1. News

 2. Audience Needs

 3. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 4. Solve Problems

5. Tips and How to Lists

 6. Your lessons learned

7. Share your journey of building your business

8. Write brand stories

9. Expert interviews

10. Video blogging (Vlogging)

 11. Podcasts

12. Photos

13. Inspirational nuggets

14. People who inspire, educate and influence you

15. Crowd source answers to questions

16. Guest blogging

17. Product reviews

18. Write a series of blog posts

19. Marketing and business tools

 20. Review of stats.

21. Laws and regulations

22. Start a tweet chat

23. Theme days

24. Start a private Facebook group

25. Get out of the house! 

 

Best Practice Reminders: 

1. You don’t have to write a book!

2. Sometimes less is truly more.

3. Sometimes more is more

 4. Dig deep into your Google Analytics and other metrics

5. Use a variety of mediums

6. Don’t be afraid to try different things

7. Don’t always go with the flow

8. Integrate! 

9. #Be You! 

 

Additional Resources: 

Worksheet: Download the  POST audience analysis worksheet to help you identify and prioritize your top audiences. It is based upon the Forrester POST methodology: http://bit.ly/OkSyLv

By Pam Moore   – http://bit.ly/L2Ah1J

Source: http://bit.ly/MOnd1K


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Find, Curate And Recommend Your Favorite Products With Referly Great-Looking Collections

Find, Curate And Recommend Your Favorite Products With Referly Great-Looking Collections | curate steve | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Referly is a revolutionary curation platform offering the ability to create great-looking thematic collections of products, that you can promote and share online.

 

Referly offers a gorgeous user interface, which makes it very simple to find and collect any kind of product you may be looking for, as well as to create great-looking shopping front-ends.

 

Through an integrated search engine you can rapidly find fashion items, photo and video tools or your favorite books and start listing them inside your most appropriate collection.

In your collections you can easily edit individual items, resize them or drag them easily to new positions. It is next to impossible to make a collection look ugly.

 

Referly connects to a large number of products suppliers and it also allows you to earn rewards when you generate sales on products from anyone of these sites: http://refer.ly/merchants

 

You can also endorse, collect and share just about any product you find online by using the dedicated bookmarklet.

 

This is the future of shopping.

 

Free to use.

 

How it works: http://refer.ly/getting-started

 

Try it out now: http://refer.ly

 

 


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Massimiliano Cammuso's comment, September 7, 2012 8:52 PM
wow Robin!
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Zakariyya, thanks for the reScoop!
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Social Media Marketing and Blogging

Social Media Marketing and Blogging | curate steve | Scoop.it
Helping business and personal brands with digital social media marketing including social media with Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Search Engine Optimization...

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Visual Boards To Curate Your Learning Topics: Learni.st | Content Curation World

Visual Boards To Curate Your Learning Topics: Learni.st | Content Curation World | curate steve | Scoop.it

Heiko Idensen reports in his curated newsradar "Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications": "Learnist is a new pinboard where users can organize their learning materials.


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5 Tips for Great Content Curation

5 Tips for Great Content Curation | curate steve | Scoop.it

A few good tips: "If you're a curator looking for some boundaries in what feels like the Wild West, here are five best practices to consider."


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Curation platforms vs Search engines

Curation platforms vs Search engines | curate steve | Scoop.it
Nowadays, search engines like Google are essential tools for every Internet work. But are they the best place to search anything? We believe that a manual selection of content is more useful in some...
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Visually Collect and Organize Your Favorite Links with Collectably


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Markus Thyberg's comment, December 23, 2012 4:17 PM
Beth, thanks for posting! What we have out at the moment is a pretty stripped down beta. We are adding features continuously and encourage users to get in touch to let us know what they would like to see.
Ferananda's comment, December 23, 2012 6:55 PM
Beth, when you say 'new beginners tool' what do you mean? I use diigo as it gives me so many capacities, like highlight and notes and very good ways for sharing. For good beginner tool you mean for those new to curation and/or social bookmarking?
Miguel Huezo-Mixco's comment, December 29, 2012 1:00 AM
He comenzado a usar la versión beta.
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The Publicly Curated Multimedia Library of America Is Coming: extraMUROS

The Publicly Curated Multimedia Library of America Is Coming: extraMUROS | curate steve | Scoop.it

From the official page: "extraMUROS is an open-source HTML5 infrastructure built on public APIs that aims to fundamentally change the way people discover, curate and share digital collections of books, images, sounds, video and other media.

 

extraMUROS is a unique collaboration between the metaLAB (at) Harvard, Frances Loeb Library, the Harvard Library Lab and a network of journalists, designers and developers."

 

From the official video:

"extraMUROS is a groundbreaking project that aims to shape the Digital Library of America into a multimedia library without walls through an open-source HTML5 platform built on public APIs.

 

Extramuros strives to fundamentally transform how people:

 

a) Discover

 

b) Curate 

 

c) Share digital collections.

 

Extramuros is made up of four key features:

1) Shared Access

Interconnectedness between libraries, museums,  and national archives and repositories (Flickr, YouTube, Internet Archive, tec.) of all kinds.

 

2) Visual Discovery
Ability to explore content collections in completely new ways driven by innovative visualization approaches. 

 

3) Curation

A collaborative curation system open to anyone to bring together collections, exhibitions or galleries combining text, images, audio and video.

 

4) Multi-Channeling

Accessibility online and on iPads and other mobile devices."

 

Robin Good: This looks like a very promising project, which brings together and pioners some really innovative approaches in search and discovery of content. 

 

As can be seen in the video, a Chrome extension has already been developed, helping active curator to easily collect content in a variety of formats and from very different kind of sources, into browsable collections.

 

Inspiring. 8/10


Find out more:  http://extramuros.zeega.org/ ;

 

(Transcription by Robin Good)


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Curated eCommerce: Human Touch Is Everything

Curated eCommerce: Human Touch Is Everything | curate steve | Scoop.it

Curated e-commerce is already here, and if you promote, market or sell directly products online, it may be useful for you to look into the opportunities that creating or hosting curated collections can offer.

 

"Leveraging the effects of curated commerce will require extra time, effort and imagination.

 

However, it can have an extremely powerful impact on both shoppers and your brand. When it comes to influencing consumers, the human touch is everything."

 

From the article intro: "As we kick off 2012, one of the most prominent online trends is an increasingly diverse array of content curation platforms.

 

While sites like Digg and reddit have been around for years, a new crop of sites like Polyvore, Svpply and, most notably, Pinterest are allowing people to organize their favorite discoveries from around the web into themed collections that friends and contacts can follow.

 

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Shoppers are turning to these curated experiences to help filter the Internet’s overwhelming amount of content down to manageable collections of products centered around shared taste.

 

Unless you know specifically what you want to buy (in which case, search is the weapon of choice), browsing curated collections can be the most interesting way to discover new products and retailers.

 

As an example of the power of human curation, just compare the results of a Google search for gloves with the same search on Pinterest.

 

Now ask yourself which search makes you want to buy something?"

 

Here two good examples: http://pinterest.com/decology101/preppy-cool/ ;

 

http://pinterest.com/search/?q=gloves 

 

Read the full article: http://mashable.com/2012/01/18/curated-commerce-marketing/ ;

 

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MapQuest Discover. Inspiring afternoon | weekend | weeklong adventures.

MapQuest Discover. Inspiring afternoon | weekend | weeklong adventures. | curate steve | Scoop.it
Time to dust off your adventure pants.
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Create photo galleries from social hashtags - Picsho

Create photo galleries from social hashtags - Picsho | curate steve | Scoop.it
Create photo galleries from images across social networking sites using hashtags.
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